How to set your MSAL.js app up to automatically sign-in if you already have a session signed in on another tab

Our MSAL.js sample is an excellent example for using MSAL in a javascript page. However, it only demonstrates logging in by clicking on a button. If you’re launching your app from myapps portal or are otherwise already logged into the portal with the browser, it would make sense to just use that session to perform your sign-in for your MSAL app without requiring the button click. This is actually easily…

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Infinite sign in loop between MVC application and Azure AD

In a previous post I talked about an infinite redirect loop issue between an MVC application and Azure AD when performing sign in. In this post, we will look at another scenario which can lead to the same type of problem. Background Applications running an old version of OWIN middleware can run into this issue because of a known Katana bug. Due to a cookie mismanagement issue in the old…

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Troubleshooting Asp.Net OWIN and Asp.Net Core Authentication sign-in failures with Azure Active Directory

Let get started! This article assumes you are using your own code to perform the authentication to Azure Active Directory. IMPORTANT: So if your using Azure App Services or Azure Function Apps Authentication/Authorization feature, this article is not for you. You are developing a Asp.Net OWIN or Asp.Net Core Authentication web application and integrating it with Azure Active Directory. You run into some issues during the sign-in process with no…

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Walkthrough: MSAL.Net client calling Azure API App with Easy Auth enabled in a B2C tenant

In a previous blog post, I talked about how to use MSAL.Net client application to call an Azure Function App with Easy Auth enabled in a regular tenant. In this post, I’ll describe the process to use an MSAL.Net client application to call a Web API application with Easy Auth enabled in a B2C tenant. I assume you already have an API App created on Azure App Service. If you…

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Receiving error AADSTS7000218: The request body must contain the following parameter: ‘client_assertion’ or ‘client_secret’

Problem: An application receives the following error when authenticating to Azure Active Directory: {     “error”: “invalid_client”,      “error_description”: “AADSTS7000218: The request body must contain the following parameter: ‘client_assertion’ or ‘client_secret’.\r\nTrace ID: xxx\r\nCorrelation ID: xxx\r\nTimestamp: 2019-08-18 20:38:28Z”,     “error_codes”: [7000218],     …} What does this error mean? The error is what it said.  When authenticating to Azure AD to get an access token, the client application is not providing…

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AADSTS5011 Error on Kubernetes container app running .Net Core code with an Ingress Controller

I recently worked with a customer who was receiving an AADSTS5011: The reply url specified in the request does not match the reply urls configured for the application on his .Net Core Kubernetes container application with an Ingress Controller. When running from the Docker environment, there was no issue however, the redirect URI was configured for http://localhost:someport . Once deployed, the redirect URI ( as seen in the address bar…

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Walkthrough: Using MSAL.Net to call an Azure Function App with Easy Auth enabled

In this post, I’ll walk through the steps for how to create an application using Microsoft Authentication Library for .Net (MSAL.Net) to call an Azure AD protected Azure Function App using Easy Auth (Azure App Service’ Authentication and Authorization feature). 1. Create an Azure Function with Easy Auth enabled: Assuming you already have an Azure Function App created (refer to https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-functions/functions-create-function-app-portal if you don’t know how to create one), go…

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Infinite redirect between OpenID Connect Application and Azure AD

Recently I came across an interesting infinite redirection problem between an OpenID Connect (OIDC) Application and Azure AD as demonstrated in the Fiddler screen shot below. After authentication to Azure AD, we are stuck in an infinite loop between the web site and Azure AD. Eventually the browser gives up and throws an error. This problem only occurs if I start browsing to the site by http protocol (frame 3).…

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Retrieving user information from Azure AD’s UserInfo Endpoints

In OpenId Connect (OIDC) we have the UserInfo endpoint, that’s specifically for the OIDC protocol and we cannot use with OAuth2 protocol. To use this endpoint in Azure AD we need a token, and without specifying the “Resource” parameter. How to obtain a token (V1) For the sake of this example we’ll use the auth code grant flow to request tokens, using Microsoft Identity Platform V1 endpoint. In a browser…

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Receiving error IDX21323 or DX10311 RequireNonce…

Depending on what version of OWIN is used, you may see the following error in an MVC application using OpenID Connect middleware IDX21323: RequireNonce is ‘[PII is hidden by default. Set the ‘ShowPII’ flag in IdentityModelEventSource.cs to true to reveal it.]’. OpenIdConnectProtocolValidationContext.Nonce was null, OpenIdConnectProtocol.ValidatedIdToken.Payload.Nonce was not null. The nonce cannot be validated. If you don’t need to check the nonce, set OpenIdConnectProtocolValidator.RequireNonce to ‘false’. Note if a ‘nonce’ is…

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